Thursday, May 18, 2017, 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Thursday, May 18, 7:00pm, $15/person
Join St. Thomas Medina on Thursday, May 18th, as nationally renowned cartoonist, social activist, father and educator, Keith Knight, leads us through a presentation and panel discussion on racial reconciliation. With laughter and thoughtful discussions, we’ll consider how to build loving, inclusive, and resilient communities in a diverse range of social, cultural, and political contexts.
Keith Knight is one of the funniest and most highly regarded cartoonists in America, and the creator of three popular comic strips: the Knight Life, (th)ink, and the K Chronicles. For nearly two decades, this multi-award-winning artist has brought the funny back to the funny pages with a uniquely personal style that’s a cross between Calvin & Hobbes, MAD, and underground commix. His art has appeared in various publications worldwide, including the Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, Salon.com, Ebony, ESPN the Magazine, L.A. Weekly, MAD Magazine and the Funny Times. His comic musings on race have garnered accolades and stirred controversies, prompting CNN to tap him to grade America on its progress concerning issues of race.
Mr. Knight has performed his hilariously eye-opening “racialicious” comic strip slideshow at college campuses, comedy clubs, libraries, churches, art spaces and community centers worldwide. He also leads many workshops and panel discussions concerning race, health, community-based arts, media literacy, and making a living as a cartoonist.
Councilwoman Cynthia Adkins, Medina City Council
Heidi J. Kim, Episcopal Church Missioner for Racial Reconciliation
The Rev. Mercedes Tudy-Hamilton, Primm Tabernacle AME Church